Serving Maryland and Washington D.C. 301-870-1200

Some Questions You Might Ask When Hiring Your Waldorf, MD Auto Accident Lawyers

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, we offer no-risk consultations for anyone injured in a Waldorf, Maryland auto accident. Under Maryland law, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries and any damage to your vehicle or other property. You can exercise those rights by filing insurance claims and/or filing a personal injury car accident lawsuit in the appropriate Maryland County Circuit Court. If you have been injured, call us. Our number is (301) 870-1200. We are experienced and top-tier Maryland car and auto accident attorneys. Our offices are in Waldorf, Maryland, and we provide personal injury legal services for La Plata, Clinton, Bowie, Greenbelt, Landover, and other communities in Southern Maryland. Here are some questions you may want to ask us.

Do I have a case and do I have a strong case?

It is always important to get some initial thoughts from your personal injury lawyers during the initial consultation. You should provide the important facts and provide documents — like the police report, if you have a copy. Likewise, you should provide information about the injuries suffered, the status of your ongoing recovery, and some sense of the medical procedures. These will help your Maryland car accident lawyers provide an initial evaluation. Such initial thoughts are, of course, not a guarantee of success, but an initial thought about the strength of your case is always useful.

Are there any “problems” with my case?

As a corollary to the first question, it is useful to ask if your potential lawyers see any “problems” with your case. These might involve a complex question of medical causation or a pre-existing medical condition. There may also be issues with proof or whether the “other side” can claim that you were partially at fault for the accident and/or the injuries.

How long has the Law Office of Robert Castro been handling Maryland car accident cases?

Part of hiring experienced and skilled lawyers is ensuring that they have been practicing in the relevant area of law. In these kinds of cases, you want to hire lawyers who have been handling Maryland car accident cases. It is also useful to ask about “success stories.” Answers to these questions should give you confidence that your case will be handled well.

What is the claim and legal process?

Another useful question relates to the process. Generally, Maryland car accident claims begin with contacting the insurance company holding the policy for the at-fault party. Most cases are settled through the process of insurance investigation, negotiation, and settlement. It is also important to know a bit about the legal process in the event that the insurance company will not settle. If there is no settlement, then the case will have to be filed in court.

How long does it take to settle a Maryland auto accident claim?

The answer here will depend on the facts of the case and the extent of the injuries. A very serious accident might take a year to settle because ALL of the medical bills and procedures must be completed before negotiations can begin. By contrast, settlements for more minor accidents can sometimes be settled in a few months. Certain types of cases, like wrongful death cases, take substantially more time. Of course, if a settlement cannot be reached and a lawsuit must be filed, then resolution may take 18 months or longer.

How much will it cost and how do my lawyers get paid?

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, we handle car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. That means our clients pay nothing until we obtain a settlement. If there is a settlement, then our firm takes a percentage of the total recovery after deducting expenses like court filing fees, etc.

Contact Waldorf, MD Personal Injury Attorney Robert Castro Today

This article has been provided by the Law Office of Robert Castro. For more information or questions, contact our office to speak to an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer at (301) 870-1200. We are Waldorf, MD, Personal Injury lawyers. Our address is 2670 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.